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CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
an end to the war on budget deficits and pledging to fight the deficit of opportunity for the poor and middle class. in a speech wednesday on his economic priorities, the president said the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy. he focused on the gap between the rich and the poor and making the case for raising the minimum wage to more than $10. while extending unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below it was than when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders quickly took issue with the president's poach. house speaker john boehner suggesting the president's policies created the very problems that he described. >> meanwhile republicans and democrats are trying to hamme
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
for around the globe. >> president went on to say that a so-called deficit of opportunity, interesting phrasing there, is much more important than the fiscal deficit, the yearly fiscal deficit in this country which he points out is actually shrchging in his administration john. >> point out, this issue about the young people are disappointed with president and congress. >> part of the obama coalition that got him elected twice is young people, so-called millennials. folks at harvard has a unit that polled these folks. 18 to 25, bad news for the president, festival his approval rating down to 41%. that is a reflection of the population at large but down 11% since just this spring. and john earlier the president did some work to shore up the forecast, the so-called -- shore up the rveght affordable care a% of millennials disapprove of the affordable care act. have no plans to sign up. that's disappointing news. >> the numbers behind inequality could be surprising for many. jonathan betz has a closer look at what the president says is an economic inequality gap. >> simply put the poor are
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
to replace the savings so it would not add to the deficit by increasing some government fees and perhaps requiring higher contributions and maybe a workers 60 52 $7 billion deal. it would be an agreement on the level of discretionary spending or the appropriations bills for the next two years. is this a large or small deal? caller: this is not what you would call a brain -- a grand bargain. they deliberately set it pretty modest target. finding some of sort of agreement for this year, this year's appropriations levels and possibly next year year's, they would target that. talking about the prospects of a budget deal this morning. you are welcome to join our conversation. democrats -- this weekend rob -- talked about the prospects of a budget yield and affording a government shutdown. [video clip] >> can you get an extension if you -- can you get an extension if it is paid for? >> that is $25 billion nobody was talking about until last week. it is an additional cost within this budget agreement. i'm glad to hear my colleagues say that it is not necessarily a sticking point. i think there
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 11:25pm EST
responsibility. >> there is a difference between short-term deficits and long-term deficits. the short-term deficits were largely inherited by barack obama and we need to recognize that some level are understandable and and to make it very clear to try to get the economy growing and to try to bring unemployment down. and then he pivoted this structural deficit and that is what threatens that. >> it is not the debt that's on the balance sheet, but it's what off the balance sheet and he talked about three things. he talked about freezing a portion of discretionary spending, less than 20% of the federal budget for three years, you know, three years are better than one and especially since spending has increased 20% or more over the last two years. >> there are lots of holes in that and they have to put a truck through it and it does provide some constraints that would be there. and thirdly he came out for a fiscal commission and this includes other spending restraints and tax reform that will terminate or revenues and i think it's important that we do it this year and to act before are me
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
administrations have danced around the mission of our infrastructure deficit. for all the attention to the various fiscal cliffs, the looming infrastructure deficit is every bit as critical. for two centuries, infrastructure was a bipartisan issue, from lincoln with the transcontinental railroad to democrats and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has sec
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
point that out. host: yet the deficit is a problem. k stone.this from mar guest: i think tax expenditures is a big problem. there are tax revenues that we should be taking in which we are not because we are subsidizing a significant amount of what some have termed corporate welfare. billions of dollars to the oil and gas industry, they are making record profits. the tax expenditures are costing the american people in ways that are problematic. host: what would you cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits. overall it may not be the grand bargain some were hoping for. negotiators have been trying to find common ground since october as part of the grooemted thagre end the government shutdown. >>> so south africa. the nation and the world gather to remember nelson mandela. sunday was a national day of prayer in south africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home this morning. you've just spoken to one of his closest confidants. what did she say? >> we are hearing for the first time what is going on inside this house behind me. the home where nelson mandela died. we have been seeing a lot of people coming outside in the past few days laying flowers, paying their respects. we understand according to african tradition, nelson mandela's wife is sitting on a mattress in the living room i
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
chairman in d.c. and governor of ohio with the largest deficit in our history now balanced with a surplus, we want to get them to focus on doing their job. we all have to get behind this, republican governors, democratic governors. we have $17 trillion debt. it is sucking a lot of the life out of our country. we have the chinese using american dollars that they take from us to recycle in places around the world with the influence they have. we've got to balance the budget. it will restrain them. it will lead to greater economic growth. it is time to get back on this again. i think it is one of the most important issues the country faces. it will be interesting to see if democrats and if liberals recognize the fact at some point they have to be responsible in that town and meet the challenge of these deficits. >> you have been fighting it your entire public life. that is exciting. let me ask you. i have been struck since i'm in here by how many people are concerned that the republican party will repeat the same mistake in washington, d.c. that they made over the last several months. you kn
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. caller: good morning, america. in 2008, obama came in. a budget deficit. $9.6 trillion deficit. in, america hired democrat congress, senate, president. they stuffed obama down our throats without any consent from republicans. here we are $17 trillion in debt. benghazi, mexico. people whove the believesnd what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. cli
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
the growing deficit problems according to president obama and said that is the biggest challenge of our time and said that he is going to spend the last three years in office trying to battle that. that is a populist kind of message one that he tried to strike before the election of 2012 and again that he has tried to hit again and again about income in equality. it is tough for the president to make with this president dealing with the economy that he has been staeering now for a few years. >> i want to turn you to obama care. the administration it appears now knew more and more and more from the federal register in fact mid range estimates show that 76% of small group plans would be cancelled. 55% of large employer plans would be 63% in all. what do you make of this. >> jim engel has been getting into the weeds of this. this is from the federal register. this is their projections of the total 157 million employer policies set to be cancelled next year of the 157 million, next year according to the projections, you had the mid range estimates 76% of the small group, 55% of the large employe
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
budget, offering responsible solutions to address the budget deficit, cancel the sequester and grow the economy. last march we offered our budget for fiscal year 2014 as an alternative to the budget that was adopted by the house. the c.b.c. budget makes tough choices. but not at the expense of our most vulnerable communities. the c.b.c. budget offers a concrete plan that both cancels the economically disastrous sequester and then pays for that cancellation. our budget is able to do so while also protecting social security, medicare, medicaid, snap nutrition benefits and other vital safety net programs that protect millions of americans from poverty. c.b.c. budget also reduces the nation's budget deficit by approximately $2.8 trillion over the next decade, compared to the february baseline calculated by the congressional budget office. other ideas have been presented in the past to either cancel the sequester or reduce the deficit. they almost always include significant cuts to social security and medicare. these ideas have included changing the way the social security benefits are c
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
the surplus but they also share the deficits so if there is a regional deficit, the pain will be shared in terms of frankly rolling blackouts if it comes to that. we can hope for a cool summer in the summer of 2016 that's not necessarily a prudent approach. with that i would be happy to answer any questions. >> our next witness is mr. john morrissey and you are recognized for five minutes. >> good morning chairman, ranking member and members of the subcommittee for holding this hearing and the opportunity to testify. as i acknowledged there is a significant change occurring on the energy landscape. the operation in america has experienced only a modest incremental change over the last decades yet in recent years the development of new technology is bringing much more rapid change to the system that can't be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient utilization of energy resources. the challenge before us is to enable the system to be more efficient through the utilization of technology and foster the development of a diverse set of competitive energy r
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
, loss of bladder continents, and the deficits of treatment are currently outweighing the benefits. so that test is no longer recommended. the numbers are pretty clear that the overdiagnosed of early breast cancer happens in many cases as well, and there are a number of things that are being undertaken to try to improve the situation clinically. from the point of view the national cancer institute, the thing we are trying to solve is the question of how we can take these early abnormalities and apply new kinds of tests to distinguish between those that are likely to evolve into life- threatening illnesses and those that are simply the nine -- benign abnormalities that would not cause serious symptoms or life-threatening situations had they not been detected. host: we're talking with leading researchers about their areas of expertise at the nih. dr. harold varmus is the director of the national cancer institutes. al is joining us from cambridge, ohio. caller: good morning. it is a pleasure to be able to talk to a doctor out here after working for 40 years at a good job but cannot seem t
FOX Business
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
is insolvent it is detroit. has been borrowing money and using deficit financing for years. this is not a bankruptcy like jefferson county, alabama which is a single transaction. this is a city that is structurally solvent meaning it spends more than has coming in and accumulated debt that it can't pay back. connell: this portion of it jeff was referencing, refused to go farther than people thought with regard to pensioners. they get no more favorable standing than other creditors do. jeff says that could have implications for other places. >> it could have implications but those places have to be in bankruptcy. at this point you have two dozen states where state court rulings or constitutions protect pensions, not only what you already earned but anything you might turn going forward which is far greater protection than anyone has in the private sector.% so you still have to be in bankruptcy for this to apply and right now we don't have a lot of cities tumbling into bankruptcy. dagen: will it encourage them and push municipalities toward this? >> it is a very interesting s
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
deficits through the role in the appropriations committee. that becomes a really ugly conversation within the party. >> let me also share with you one of the latest as in louisiana. health care and the use of a familiar scene in louisiana, the theme of the said, let's watch the -- let's watch. >> there is a danger. many have warned that is coming. now they are in a hunt and headed for you. >> at least 80,000 people statewide would not be able to keep their current insurance because of the guttural health care overhaul. >> louisianians are struggling because of obamacare. she recently told reporters, "i am not concerned for anything." she cast the deciding vote for obama care in the first place. it is the brave new world of government incompetence that we will live in. guest: the last line for that is interesting because that is new. the brave new world of government incompetence. that is something the launch of the obamacare website has over republicans. up to it is no longer it is better for you. -- the government is better for you. these guys are incompetent buffoons. it is a attack tha
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
the website, get on, it's safe. can be trusted given the trust deficit the polling suggests. can he be believed? should the people believe him? >> first of all, let's start with health care. we are obviously in a period of transition. i think you will see a lot of bumps in the road as we move forward here. >> big bumps. >> the law will work. it's already started to increase. >> very low. there was only one direction the to go. >> a lot of them are 18 to 29. you were probably a straight a student and planned ahead before things were due. >> you keep that rolling. >> a lot of folks will get ready right before the deadline. that happened in massachusetts. >> get back to what i said. >> on the trust issue. you know, look. this isn't the first time the president is running on a big serious issue, on the auto bailout. people weren't happy about it. it was unpopular. on the bp oil spill. people called it obama's katrina. >> they think he lied. that's different from didn't handle it well, could have been better. >> same thing people said about bp. >> people think he lied about their health
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> a congress department announced the trade deficit dropped to 5.4% in october. the u.s. exported more soy beans, collectibles, and petroleum. the trade gap stands at 40.6 billion which is down only slightly from this time last year. >>> a plan to blow out the lights on electronic cigarettes. new actions taken against smoking in one bay area city but why the fight over the controversial cigarettes is not over yet. >>> plus santa is going to get some extra security when he flies to the skies christmas eve delivering presents. the surprising changes coming to norad. ♪ ♪ looks like you started to make something. ♪ oh, a green! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] cheerios. with flavors your heart will love. >>> welcome back. time is 5:54. treasure island residents are forced to move out of their homes for a cleanup of taxic chemical -- toxic chemicals. 24 homes recently sheafed notices. they will have to move out. the navy will clean up toxic material under ground as well as ground water contaminated with arsenic. last night a lot of the effected residents went to this meeting with the islands'
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00am EST
problems that do threaten the moral drift and cognitive and scholastic deficits, the healers, social reformers and confidence builders, do not have the answers. on the contrary, they stand in the way of a genuine solution. >> yes. i'm not saying that we don't have problems in our schools, even though i don't think that boys are pathological, i do think that there is evidence that they need character education as girls do as well. as most societies know, it takes more effort to socialize a young man and young boys who are morally neglected, and in most societies, they invest a lot of effort into civilizing young man. in our schools there has been a decline of character education and moral education and replacing it with things like self-esteem programs, various programs that are doubtful and merit. and we have a tried-and-true method of civilizing boys, good sportsmanship they can get from their coaches, most of all from parents, and we've kind of moved away from that. the second problem with boys, is that i believe they have become second-class citizens in our schools. and the proble
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am EST
problems that do threaten childrens' prospects, their moral drift, cognitive and scholastic deficits, the healers, social reformers and confidence builders don't have the answers. on the contrary they stand in the way of genuine solutions. >> yes. i am not saying we don't have problems in our school. i don't thing boils are pathological but there is good evidence that they need character education and girls do too. most societies know that it takes more effort to socialize a young man and young boys who are morally neglected. very unpleasant ways of doing this, i have noticed. most societies in just a lot of effort into humanizing, civilizing young men. what i have seen is in our school there has been a decline of character education and moral education, move replacing it with things like self-esteem programs, various therapeutic approaches that are -- we have a tried and true method of civilizing boys. it is through good sportsmanship, they can get from their coaches and moral guidance from parents, but reinforced by teachers and moved away from that. i believe now boys have become
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:30pm EST
, smarter way to reduce our deficit. but because of sequestration, too many families and small businesses in new hampshire have felt firsthand the dramatic effects of us failing to do our job. with the potential budget agreement coming from senator murray and congressman ryan, we have an opportunity to reduce these impacts, to finally get to work replacing the harmful cuts from sequestration with a responsible plan that will grow our economy and create jobs. finally, it's my hope that a budget agreement also includes an extension of unemployment benefits for the millions of americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. now, in new hampshire, our unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and it has been consistently throughout this recession. but that doesn't help if you're in a household where the breadwinners are unemployed. that household has 100% unemployment rate. so despite the significant progress for our economy since the recession, the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high. and for millions of americans finding a job remains very difficult in this
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
spent on the traditional program. particularly when there's so much concerned with the deficit and debt. medicare is historically -- payments below or equal to what medicare would expect to be in the traditional program for beneficiaries who enroll in the plan. this changed in 2003, and by 2009, payments were considerably higher than medicare would've paid for the same beneficiaries if they were in the traditional program. this cause every beneficiary more in added part b premiums and provide a little incentives for m.a. plans to become more efficient. when i examined the 2009 plan data i found wide variation in m.a. plans cost relative to traditional medicare spending, even controlling for plan levels, plan types and payment levels. that suggest there was room for a lot more efficiency in the program, variable across plants. and the policy changes that were in the aca reflect recommendations that congress is on medicare payment advisory commission has advocated for years. third, many of the concerns raised about 2014 offerings either to my mind from what i've looked at are not consiste
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
for the footprint and recall that under the miso agreement they all showed a surplus but they also share the deficit. so if there's a regional deficit, the pain will be shared in terms of frankly rolling blackouts if it comes to that. we can hope for a cool summer in the summer of 2016, but that's not necessary a prudent approach. so with that i would be happy to answer any questions at the appropriate time. >> thank you, mr. moeller. our next witness is mr. john norris. you are recognized for five minutes. >> good morning, chairman whitfield, ranking member mcnerney, and members of the subcommittee. thank you calling this thing. and the opportunity to testify. as i acknowledged in a written test with their significant changes occurring on our energy landscape. the operation of our energy system in america has experienced in my view only modest incremental change over the last many decades. yet in recent years the rapid development of new technologies is bringing much more rapid change to the system. that change can be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient util
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
an economic message. you talked about ending the cost budgetreducing long-term deficits in this country by bringing down the cost of medicare, and then it became about peoplesage in this very wealthy country deserve health insurance. it should be a right. the message is confusing for people. what is this about? is it about the economy? is it about morality in this country and the valid -- values of this country? the problem with messaging came to ahead with, do you want to keep your plan? you recall he began the formulation by saying, if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. that quickly turned out to not be the case and obama dropped it ready quickly and went to plan. it is a confusing law. when messaging is mixed and and not entirely credible, it really undermines the president posses ability to say, trust us on this. on --dennis is waiting from new mexico honor independent line. good morning, gentlemen. are you dealing with the attack? from the callers. all he is trying to do is answer some questions. you brought up a point earlier that to get on obama's his its
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
. particularly when there is so much concern with the deficit and debt. medicare is historically aimed to set a men's to ma plans equal to what medicare would expect to pay in a traditional program. bys changed in 2003, and 2009 came into a considerably higher that medicare would have paid for the same beneficiaries if they were in the same program. this cost every beneficiary more and added part b damien's, providing little incentives to become more efficient. . found wide variations that suggests there was room for a lot more efficiency in the program. were incy changes that the aca reflect recommendations that congress'own commission has advocated for years. raised the concerns offerings to my mind are not consistent with the evidence on her part the way competitive markets work. the already addressed protections and places in the program. only five percent of beneficiaries in 2014 will have to shift plans. most will be able to stay in the same type of land. 21%average premium was down for a beneficiary, and premiums stable in 2014. some beneficiaries will see premiums rise in 2000 14. th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world. said we havellers the most disrespected presidents. how does the worldview that? it is a holy mentality. then you look at what happened in wall street, the greed that is going on. this is all that. we are meddling in
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 1:40am PST
. we should be at the top. >> overnight anchors. >> teachers are at a deficit of 432 minutes. aircraft pilots, landscapers, bartenders, that makes sense. sales reps hairstylist, they work a day job but maybe they like to party. >> that may be it. >> forest and logging workers. i could see that. >> i don't know where we are but we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a night. >> i think i'm averaging 5 1/2 split up, not even in one dose. we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a >>> this morning on "world news now," in a daze. that's the explanation from the man at the controls of that doomed commuter train as it zoomed around a curve at three times the speed limit. new details in the investigation. >>> danger zone. the winter system plunging temperatures coast to coast. the snowfall, windchills and serious threat to crops. >>> double trouble, two different -- different meningitis outbreaks on two campuses. the colleges taking action and precautions for students. >>> turning up the he
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
and deficit spending can find, how are you going to get a balanced budget? we don't like the current economy, what i going to do to get us to grow at the rate we ought to? coming out of this deep of recession, we will be growing five or 6% a year. we should be pulling back into the middle class. we will be solving a lot of our problems by just the sheer dynamics of a recovery. we are getting none of that right now. don't just tell me which are getting. don't know what you're for. i've been to all too many campaigns in the last 15 years that have been negative, eddie, personality oriented and they think they don't show the country well and i don't think will solve our problems with that approach. i hope you will read "breakout" but if you agree with me that this was an important concept inhibiting the people who think in that line in future, think about prison guards of the pass, we could really begin a dialogue that is future past and is very powerful in terms of bringing many people together who wouldn't know my think they were on the same side and i would appreciate it if you decide the st
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
, republicans are hesitant to spend anymore money that would add to the deficit. this would cost tens of billions of dollars added to the debt, so it would be a major shift for them to refuse to do it now especially with only a handful of weeks to go. there are a lot of people counting on those amounts right now. >> it would cost 20 billion to extend the benefits, which would expire by the 28th. >> last week we saw democrats ease up on some of their concerns. they originally wanted this unemployment benefits extension to be attached to this small-scale budget deal that is now in the works on capitol hill. they thought that would be a good show toward unemployment to include their interests in the budget deal. but later in the week they said actually it is okay. if the budget deal goes through without this section as long as we can pass it another way, that is all right. so i think it makes it much more likely we'll see the extension in some form or another in two weeks, again, we don't have much time before the lawmakers leave for the holidays. >> we don't, they're leaving on the 13th
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
're talking about. because the deficits are coming down. because of the sequester they all want to get rid of. yeah, it really -- we start to go so far down the rabbit hole i need a pole to get some air down here. >> you need some air. get that guy a glass of water, quick. jim lowell, what are you doing to put money to work right now? >> let me give rick santelli a little bit of air. as a bow tie wearing yankee i'm used to being the skeptic in the room. i'm not worried at all. the u.s. consumer is in good shape. consumers across the pond, in the eurozone -- >> yeah, consumption and gdp was just off the charts, wasn't it? >> it was okay, rick. it's been okay -- >> okay is much different than good. >> grading on a curve. >> as long as that continues for real world investors and for my clients, we've been able to make significant gains. i certainly am not surprised by the pullback in the market. look, after heapings of gains it's only natural the market takes a little bit of a diet. the reality is going forward large cap, multinational blue chip, balance sheets look great. >> why doesn't the fed
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. the possibilities of how to cut the deficit, that's all been discussed over and over ad nauseam again. if we talk about spectrum sales one more time, i think people will start passing out. it's all about the political will. is the political will there this time? >> the calculation has been the pain will inspire political will. we haven't seen this before. every time people say it's going to be fine, we're not going to have a shutdown or play chicken with the fiscal cliff and we do. here's what's perhaps a little bit different, the fact they're negotiating in good faith in private is good. the question will be can republicans accept any revenues from closed loopholes or is that off hand? >> they need to cut. they're on solid ground in terms of wanting to cut. they voted for the sequester. that was a mistake. i like the quiet. >> reality check here, both the democrat and republican version are austerity budgets, the question to what degree. >> hopefully they do the smart thing administratively and give the power of cutting back to the agencies. these guys shouldn't be figuring what cuts to make. >>
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
entitlements and the big issues contributing to the debt and deficit. >> we'll see what they can come up with between now and then. that's it for me. i'm be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." "newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >>> hi, there. i'm brooke baldwin live in new york today. we begin with a story that absolutely broke the nation's heart. i'll never forget it. i was there in newtown. i saw first hand the utter devastation, the anguish upon the faces of those in the community, the first responders, the children because of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. i talk eed to a first responder trembling with grief. i saw the funeral processions with the tiny white caskets for young first grade victims, and moments ago, we got the 911 calls, these tapes, from that mass shooting in this quaint connecticut town. the 911 calls from inside the school where a gunman murdered 20 children and 6 adults. this is an extraordinarily difficult story to cover today. the release of the tapes, obviously, extremely sensitive. we are fully aware of that he
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
group of symptoms which we call the the cognitiveoms, deficits. those are problems with memory and problems of attention. sadly, we do not have good treatments for those latter two categories. we have treatments for hallucinations and delusions, medications at work quite well. but the other parts of this syndrome, the parts that are often even more disabling, we need to come up with much better treatments. that is part of why nih is so focused on developing both better diagnostics and better therapeutics for these kinds of illnesses. host: this tweet on the issue of mental health -- are there any other significant development being made in other countries? guest: it is a great question. recently, mental disorder research has become global. there is a lot of interest in global mental health, and that is not just from europe and australia. canada and increasingly in other parts of the world. the disorders we're talking about our global and not unique to the developed world. as a result, there have been some very interesting little-resource environments to try to figure out how to
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
, on the economy, on health care, on the deficit. that's very specific and has an impact on next year's elections. >> tonight, chris will afford us all the opportunity to watch the president of the united states. >> "hardball" is kicking you know what? it's kicking it old school, man. remember we used to watch "who wants to be a millionaire" and regis had to be on every night. chris was on at 2:00 and 3:00, 12 times a day. he's on 7:00 now. boom. the number one show. >> more popular than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. >> you embarrass me, joe. >> not so easily embarrassed, chris. i assure our audience. >> i think it's interesting, joe. you ask the greatest question tonight. you know the business. i don't usually need them. i enjoy just duking it out with politicians at a distance. i don't need to beg them to come on my show. i always thought, i see the president pop up on different kind of show, entertainment shows like letterman and leno and i'm thinking why can't we get them. they made some decisions in the white house and may have to do with these numbers you guys are talking about. the p
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
, finding a little bit of deficit reduction. here's the key thing to focus on, though, right now, alex. the tone. there doesn't seem to be an appetite for another government shutdown. that, of course, bodes well for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president w
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
taxes, sales tax. we have all budget surplus, i walked in with a budget deficit, i now have a $1.2 billion surplus. we're making our economy the opportunity economy where, you know, if you want to build a business, you can -- and you want to get a job, you come to florida. >> your unemployment rate has dropped quicker than any other state, i know that. and you're now -- >> 6.7 -- >> which is below, we got down to -- >> 7%. >> i don't know, yeah. anyway, you're at 6.7%, were you higher? i would think you'd always be below. >> unemployment went from 3.5% to 11.1%. >> where was the national average? >> 9%. >> never got above -- >> i think it was nine when i came -- >> maybe ten. >> i think it was nine when i came in. in the month of october, we generated private sector jobs, my good friend governor perry, only had 12,000 jobs. >> oh, you two guys go at each other. i see that a lot. that's a great rivalry. almost like a football -- >> he was number one. what do you want to be? i want to be number one. so i go after number one. >> what's the minimum wage? >> it's $7.67. >> is that a w
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
to cut the deficit in half. not true. remember it was about two weeks ago, three weeks ago where the white house said we're going to have this technical -- we're going to have a tech surge to fix this website. you know what? according to "the new york times," you know how many people were in the tech surge? >> how many? >> six. six people in the tech surge. it really was kind of a p.r. stunt. >> unfortunately it's on the backs. american people. they are 5% roughly, of the 7 million enrolled, they need to have 7 million enrolled to pay for this program, so why tell the truth when the lie will get them there? >> only 15%, they are still behind. >> we'll keep you posted on all that. in the meantime, good morning. heather nauert. >> peter, nice to see you. got news to bring you. we begin with a fox news alert. an update on that deadly train derailment in new york. investigators say that train was going 82 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone, this happening early sunday morning. all seven cars jumped the tracks killing four people and injuring dozens of others. the engineer has
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